Douglas (Ullman) Fairbanks

Douglas Elton Thomas (Ullman) Fairbanks (1883 - 1939)

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Douglas Elton Thomas Fairbanks formerly Ullman
Born in Denver, Denver, Colorado, USAmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Watch Hill, Rhode Islandmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Los Angeles, California, USAmap
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Santa Monica, Californiamap
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Categories: Famous Actors of the 20th Century | This Day in History May 23 | This Day In History December 12 | American Notables.


Breaking the polished studio mold with a dynamic mix of angst, toughness, and sensitivity, he created defiant urban outsiders in performances so naturalistic they feel contemporary. [1]

Biography

Douglas (Ullman) Fairbanks is Notable.

Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman) (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Baghdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro but spent the early part of his career making comedies.[2]

An astute businessman, Fairbanks was a founding member of United Artists. Fairbanks was also a founding member of The Motion Picture Academy and hosted the first Oscars Ceremony in 1929. With his marriage to Mary Pickford in 1920, the couple became Hollywood royalty and Fairbanks was referred to as "The King of Hollywood", a nickname later passed on to actor Clark Gable. Though widely considered as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the 1910s and 1920s, his career rapidly declined however with the advent of the "talkies". His final film was The Private Life of Don Juan (1934).[3]

The first great action star, introducing both Robin Hood and Zorro to the screen, his high energy and charisma carried over into his real life trailblazing as a founding father of Hollywood's movie industry.[4]


Burial

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA  Plot Large reflecting pool plot adjacent to the Cathedral Mausoleum

Memorial ID 324

Sources

  1. John Garfield in The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era, LEADING MEN, Foreword by Robert Osborne, Introduction by Molly Haskell, Text by Frank Miller, Chronicle Books, LLC, 85 Second Street, San Francisco, California 94105, chroniclebooks.com.; Distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books, 9050 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 6E5; p. 89
  2. Douglas Fairbanks at Wikipedia
  3. Douglas Fairbanks at Wikipedia
  4. Douglas Fairbanks at Wikipedia

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/324/douglas-fairbanks

  • Douglas Fairbanks at Wikipedia
  • The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era, LEADING MEN, Foreword by Robert Osborne, Introduction by Molly Haskell, Text by Frank Miller, Chronicle Books, LLC, 85 Second Street, San Francisco, California 94105, chroniclebooks.com.; Distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books, 9050 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 6E5; pp. 72-75.


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